Do you have one of those jobs where the minutes seems to stretch by like hours? Then shaving off an extra twelve might make all the difference. All you need is cunning (to kidnap the workplace clock for the night) and hacking skills (not to worry, creator Randy Sarafan will help you with that), and you'll be the office hero. Sarafan says:
"Thanks to great in advances in clock technology, I present to you a clock that speeds up 20% every day at 11:00 and slows down 20% every day at 11:48, giving you an extra twelve minutes of lunch to enjoy. Twelve minutes may not seem like a lot but, to put it into perspective, this is a full additional hour of lunchtime gained every week."
- 1 Standard wall clock
- 1 Adafruit DS1307 Real Time Clock Kit
- 1 Arduino (w/ATMEGA168 DIP chip)
- 1 Extra ATMEGA168 chip with Arduino bootloader installed (see last step)
- 2 BC547 PNP transistors
- 2 BC557 NPN transistors
- 1 28 pin socket
- 2 22pF capacitors
- 1 16mhz crystal
- 1 1K resistor
- 1 7805 regulator
- 1 4 pin socket
- 1 9V battery and connector
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